Hamilton took the championship lead
Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian GP for the fifth time in his career after overtaking teammate Nico Rosberg in the first corner moments after lights out, and never surrendered the lead en route to the chequered flag at the Hungaroring.
But it wasn’t a straightforward race for Hamilton, who had to contend with constant pressure from the other Mercedes throughout, especially during a difficult second stint in which the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo closed to within touching distance.
However, Rosberg was unable to mount a real challenge for the lead on a track where overtaking is incredibly hard, giving Hamilton his fifth victory in six races.
The triple world champion now leads the drivers’ championship for the first time this season, with a six-point cushion over his teammate in what will surely be another two-horse race for the title.